GTI, organisers of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, is delighted to announce Clifford Chance as the headline partner for the 2018 event, with National Student Pride.
Clifford Chance, one of the world’s largest law firms and member of London’s ‘Magic Circle’, has long been a champion of LGBT employees, evidenced by its fourth-place ranking in the annual Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2017 and its ‘Arcus Allies’ programme, which supports LGBT colleagues throughout the firm.
Clifford Chance is also a gold sponsor of the annual National Student Pride festival, and has eagerly decided to partner with National Student Pride as the headline sponsors of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018. They hope to raise awareness of the festival across all graduate career sectors.
A recent study conducted by leading student-focused research company trendence UK has revealed that school students are still far less likely to consider an apprenticeship over university. With the apprenticeship levy enacted in April, this raises the question of whether schools are doing enough to effectively advise their students about the increased range of opportunities available.
Canvassing 12,800 students across the UK, the survey gathered student experiences and thoughts about career planning, university and work.
This year TARGETjobs’ ‘IT’s not just for the boys!’ event will partner with BlackRock - the world's largest asset management company. BlackRock will be the headline programme partner for the event, and will host 2 of the 3 events taking place in 2017/18.
Now in its eighth year, ‘IT’s not just for the boys!’ seeks to address the urgent need for more female graduates in the technology sector. Through a series of inspiring talks, structured networking, skills-building workshops, technology-based team challenges and recruiter discussions, it gives female students an exclusive opportunity to experience the passion and excitement of working in technology and to speak directly to firms offering fantastic career opportunities, in varying industries.
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This week, the annual Guardian UK300 publication announced the top 300 most popular employers, as voted by 62,814 students in early 2017.
A notable addition to the 2017/18 rankings is television broadcasting company, Channel 4. Entering the list at an impressive fifth place, the majority of the previous top 10 names have moved down a place to accommodate the new arrival. Channel 4’s entry is a result of its ‘4Talent’ scheme, which offers a wide range of opportunities such as events and workshops as well as specific work programmes. This drive to nurture early talent in the industry helps make the employer highly popular with undergraduates.